[lit-ideas] "I love Carrie. I don't always like her, but I love her"

  • From: jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 00:08:58 -0400

Thus said, philosophically, S. J. Parker.

Note that for Grice, there is a scale implicature

<love, like>

However, Parker is cautious: she says "always" -- which allows for a difficult, 
yet possible, logical interpretation.

Cfr. however, odd variants:

"I don't love Carrie. But I like her"

"I never like Carrie. But I always love her"

"I don't usually like Carrie, but I love her"


The Grice Circle

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